Book Reviews

Author’s Note: Highly Unlikely

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 18:49
We’ve arrived at a point where not only is reality stranger than fiction, but we don’t allow our fiction to be even close to how strange real life is every day.









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2015 Books Gift Guide

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 18:39
Art books, graphic novels, and fiction and nonfiction.









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Mary Gaitskill’s ‘The Mare’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
An emotionally electric triangle of a woman, a girl and a horse is mutually transformative.









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John Irving’s ‘Avenue of Mysteries’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
Irving’s latest novel chronicles the rise of a child genius from a trash heap in Mexico to literary stardom.









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‘The Evolution of Everything,’ by Matt Ridley

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
Ridley argues that the emergence of big ideas has little to do with top-down direction.









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‘India at War,’ by Yasmin Khan

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
India contributed a huge, though badly treated, army to the Allied cause in World War II.









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Kevin Barry’s ‘Beatlebone’

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
A novel centered on an island actually owned by a Beatle is fashioned on what we know and think we know about him.









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Margaret Atwood: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
The author, most recently, of “The Heart Goes Last” met Günter Grass at a Cold War literary festival in Finland: “He thought I was either the secretary or the floozy, I’m not sure which.”









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The Shortlist: Fleeing North Korea

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
Five new memoirs about escaping North Korea.









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‘The Big Green Tent,’ by Ludmila Ulitskaya

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:17
Three friends drawn into the dissident movement use art and activism to oppose the Soviet regime.









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Letters: Draft Dodgers

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:43
Readers respond to a recent review of Jon Meacham’s “Destiny and Power” and more.









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‘Workshops of Empire,’ by Eric Bennett

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:30
A look at the graduate writing programs that enshrined a literature of American values.









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Open Book: Paths to Peace

New York Times Book Reviews - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 10:01
“The Smith Tapes” collects interviews with Jerry Garcia, Andy Warhol and dozens of other stars from 1969 to 1972.









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Suzanne Collins says goodbye to 'Hunger Games'

USAToday Books - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 09:10

It's all really over, we guess.

        
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Tom Jones, timeless sex symbol, is a family man

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 16:21

At 75, Tom Jones has a new memoir, 'Over the Top and Back,' and a new album.

        
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'Man in the High Castle' rises on list

USAToday Books - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 13:57

Amazon series boosts the classic 1962 Philip K. Dick novel.

        
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Children’s Books: It’s Sort of Good to Be the King

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 13:24
A picture book in the tradition of “The Little Prince” delivers minimalist philosophical lessons on power.









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Ian Kershaw’s ‘To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949’

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:44
The first volume of a new history of modern Europe covers two world wars and the troubled years between them.









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‘Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs,’ by Lisa Randall

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:43
Dark matter, according to Lisa Randall, may be responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs and the subsequent rise of mammals.









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‘Brief Candle in the Dark,’ by Richard Dawkins

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:24
Dawkins’s second memoir plumbs his grown-up research, reflections and controversies.









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